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Author Horwitz, Allan V.

Title The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder / Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    616.89 HOR    Available
Description xiii, 287 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-279) and index.
Contents Foreword / Robert L. Spitzer -- 1. The concept of depression -- 2. The anatomy of normal sadness -- 3. Sadness with and without cause : depression from ancient times through the nineteenth century -- 4. Depression in the twentieth century -- 5. Depression in the DSM-IV -- 6. Importing pathology into the community -- 7. The surveillance of sadness -- 8. The DSM and biological research about depression -- 9. The rise of antidepressant drug treatments -- 10. The failure of the social sciences to distinguish sadness from depressive disorder -- 11. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index.
Subject Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders.
Psychiatry -- Miscellanea.
Depression, Mental -- Miscellanea.
Mental illness -- Miscellanea.
Depressive Disorder.
Added Author Wakefield, Jerome C.
ISBN 9780195313048 (alk. paper) : $29.95
0195313046 (alk. paper)

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